The conservative media world, along with all but a few Republican members of Congress, are in the process of handing Vladimir Putin his greatest victory yet. They are ignoring the copious evidence in the Mueller report that Russia interfered in our election -- and continues to do so. Pace Jared Kushner, it was a whole lot more sinister than a "...Read more
WASHINGTON -- This is the period when members of the herd of Democratic presidential candidates are testing various appeals to the party faithful. But the more serious contenders are also considering what attacks they might eventually employ against President Trump. The problem will come not in producing the list of potential vulnerabilities, ...Read more
President Donald Trump has decided to cease cooperating with what he sees, not incorrectly, as a Beltway conspiracy that is out to destroy him.
"We're fighting all the subpoenas," Trump said Wednesday. "These aren't, like, impartial people. The Democrats are out to win in 2020."
Thus the Treasury Department just breezed by a deadline from the ...Read more
The long arm of the PC police has reached back to the '30s and arrested, prosecuted and sentenced the late singer Kate Smith. Smith, who popularized Irving Berlin's song "God Bless America" and was a female pioneer in early television, recorded songs that today in hindsight are viewed as politics/fromtheright/calthomas/s-2201381">Read more
WASHINGTON -- Pursed lips and clucked tongues signaled disapproval among the wise and responsible when, at a recent televised event, Sen. Bernie Sanders, the "democratic socialist" from Vermont, did not plausibly explain how he would pay for "Medicare for all." The remarkable thing, however, is the quaint expectation that any political person ...Read more
After years of speculation and false starts, it appears that Thursday is the day when Joe Biden will finally announce his third attempt at running for president.
He'll be in a good position, better than most, when he gets in.
"Pretty much 80 percent of the Democratic fundraising establishment are pretty much all on board," said former ...Read more
"Are you a U.S. citizen?"
Only in self-defeating, sovereignty-eroding America is the idea of asking whether people living in America are American citizens for the American census a matter of controversy.
On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on whether the Trump administration can include a citizenship question on the high-stakes ...Read more
The Mueller report is out, and Donald Trump's summary got it right: "no collusion, no obstruction." Mueller could also have labeled him the next iteration of St. Teresa, but it still wouldn't have made a lick of difference. The left wants him impeached -- period.
No one on the left is more upset than pretty much everyone in the press. MSNBC's ...Read more
SAN DIEGO -- Beware of those who complain about broken promises. They sometimes get carried away and start to think they're entitled to certain things when no one owes them anything.
Here's how life works. People make half-baked assumptions about how their lives are going to turn out. They convince themselves that a project, venture or decision...Read more
Sometimes, a few sentences tell you more about a person -- and, more importantly, an ideology -- than a learned thesis. That is the case with tweets from Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama two days ago in response to the mass murder of more than 300 Christians and others in Sri Lanka.
Their tweets are worth serious analysis because they reveal a ...Read more
Objectivity, like Elvis, long ago left the building in Washington and so the report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller is being read and interpreted through mostly biased eyes.
Democrats, who had counted on Mueller to prove that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia, were initially as crestfallen as they were on election night 2016. Still, ...Read more
Of all America's immigrant visa programs, arguably the most successful for the U.S. economy has been the H-1B program. This program admits highly skilled foreign workers who fill vital employment niches to make our Made in America businesses more successful in international markets. Larry Kudlow, the director of President Donald Trump's National...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Politics is an odd profession. Usually it involves the posturing inherent to partisanship and the self-abasement of endless fundraising. But occasionally it entails the most solemn duties of self-government -- decisions that echo across the decades.
Members of the House of Representatives now face this kind of resonant choice.
The release of the Mueller report has left Democrats in a dilemma. For consider what Robert Mueller concluded after two years of investigation.
Candidate Donald Trump did not conspire or collude with the Russians to hack the emails of the DNC or John Podesta. Trump did not distribute the fruits of those crimes. Nor did anyone in his campaign. ...Read more
The collusion fantasy has officially given way to the impeachment fantasy.
The passionate investment of the left in the Mueller investigation had much to do with shock and disbelief at Donald Trump's victory in 2016 and the hope of early deliverance -- the special-counsel probe as delectable revenge and deus ex machina.
The expectation that ...Read more
SAN DIEGO -- What's really going on with Julian Castro?
There are two conflicting narratives. One suggests that the presidential bid of the former secretary of Housing and Urban Development -- who is trailing in fundraising and barely a blip in the polls -- is dead in the water. The other predicts that Castro could surprise everyone -- like, ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The oral arguments the Supreme Court will hear on Tuesday will be more decorous than the gusts of judicial testiness that blew the case up to the nation's highest tribunal. The case, which raises arcane questions of administrative law but could have widely radiating political and policy consequences, comes from the Enlightenment ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump's claim of vindication by Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report depends on some creative thinking. The president, it seems, is not guilty of conspiracy with the Russians to influence the 2016 election. He is only guilty of wishing really, really hard for Russian help and having his fondest desire miraculously granted...Read more
Shortly after the tragic sight of Notre Dame Cathedral going up in flames in Paris, as crowds watched and sang "Ave Maria," historian Victor Davis Hanson put our modern times in perspective.
He told Fox News: "it's going to be very hard in our society to ever build a cathedral again, much less to repair them, because we don't believe in what ...Read more
"The president has said that he does not want to see this country involved in endless wars... I agree with that," Bernie Sanders told the Fox News audience at Monday's town hall meeting in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
Then turning and staring straight into the camera, Bernie added:
"Mr. President, tonight you have the opportunity to do something ...Read more